Today I’m flying low and I’m
not saying a word.
I’m letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep.
The world goes on as it must,
the bees in the garden rumbling a little,
the fish leaping, the gnats getting eaten.
And so forth.
But I’m taking the day off.
Quiet as a feather.
I hardly move though really I’m traveling
a terrific distance.
Stillness. One of the doors
into the temple.
~Mary Oliver, in A Thousand Mornings
In the stillness,
Elizabeth Stewart says
So very beautiful.
I’m enjoying taking the time to be still and going through some of your posts. I appreciate the message of your blog 🙂 God bless.
Michele Morin says
Hoping to listen for a few “rumbling” bees today, myself.
Lauren English says
Beautiful poem and pictures! I am new to this blog/linkup and am loving what I’m finding so far. Thank you for hosting and creating this still space where people can share their hearts!
Patricia @ Pollywog Creek says
I LOVE this, Sandra. That Mary Oliver sure does speak to my heart. You, too, beautiful friend. xox
Elizabeth Marshall says
I could read this and re-read this a thousand times!! Oh how I love Mary Oliver’s poetry and your home here.
Laurie Collett says
Gorgeous poem and photo inviting me into His stillness. Thanks for hosting and God bless.
Jason Stasyszen says
Beautiful words and images as always, Sandra. Than you. 🙂
Jody Lee Collins says
Honeybees (bumblebees?) make me smile. The lupine…all of it just lovely, Sandy.
Sheila Scorziello says
Stillness in the temple. God actually had a lot to say about that. But it’s amazing how often we forget that he wants us to just be still and know. We start thinking it’s all about do, do, do.
Also I want to thank you for the gracious hospitality of this link up. And hope it’s Ok that I linked a post. I’ve gotten to read a couple of others, and am so grateful for the inspiration there! this is such a great idea and blessing.
Love your blog and it’s peaceful spirit. And I like your choice of themes (also mine)! Lots of blessings!